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New approaches to controlling infections

May 17, 2017


Drug resistant bacteria are a consistent concern in hospitals and healthcare facilities. No matter how well your cleaning crew cleans, there are still going to be bacteria and spores left behind. Studies show that less than half of surfaces are …

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Active Shooter Planning and Response

April 5, 2017


According to a study in Annals of Emergency Medicine, from 2000-2011 the United States had 154 hospital-related shootings. An FBI study noted that from 2000-2013, active shooter incidents have become more frequent. The first seven years of their study show …

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Managing Change To Ensure Best Outcomes

March 15, 2012


In health care, as in any industry, change is inevitable. Shifts in policy, new programs, infectious diseases and government mandates necessitate annual changes in day-to-day hospital processes; meanwhile fluctuating budgets and regulations drive shifts in staff and leadership. The way …

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Avoid Common Joint Commission Deficiencies

February 15, 2012


Health care facilities have a lot to manage. In addition to the daily patient flow and physician schedule and operations management, numerous facility regulatory standards must be met on a daily basis. It’s a lot to keep track of, so …

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Commissioning To Ensure Hospitals Get What They’ve Paid For

February 1, 2012


In health care, doctors, patients, supporters and the media assume for expectations to match reality. Design-wise, new health care facilities and hospitals fall into the upper echelon of cost and sophistication. Fundraisers and grant advocates work diligently to guarantee funding …

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In 2012, The NFPA Gives Safety A Facelift

January 25, 2012


“Better safe than sorry,” should be the motto of every facility manager or safety officer. Safety regulations shift every year, bringing more relevant, efficient and useful practices and facility standards to the industry. Although it may prove difficult to spot …

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